We have a co-epidemic of COVID and misinformation | Community Voices
This edition of the Community Health Roundtable examines misinformation around COVID.
The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the ability of government and public health officials to effectively communicate complex COVID-19 information to a diverse public audience. At the same time, multiple other common sources of information (and misinformation) have caused confusion and mistrust of official messaging. Expert panelists discuss the roles of public health officials, mainstream and social media, and efforts to counter misinformation throughout the population.
- Gail O'Neil, director, Sangamon County Department of Public Health
- Katrine Wallace, epidemiologist and adjunct assistant professor, University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health (Dr Kat, Epidemiologist Official TikTok)
- Matt Yarnell, director, SIU School of Medicine Office of Community Care
- Randy Eccles, general manager, NPR Illinois (Misinformation is wasting your time | Mission Control Blog)
- Molly Lamb, executive director, UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership